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Eco-dye,Print & Stitch

This workshop is combination of plant-dyeing, eco-printing, and stitching, to create complex layering on cloth or paper.

Students will dye their substrates with a mixture of SHIBORI techniques, creating intricate patterns, and beautiful coloured backgrounds. We will explore the natural habitat of the local environment for plant material, which will become the basis of the imprints.

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  • Adults: $396.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole Day
Status Full.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

The final stitched aspect will further embellish the work, creating a rich layered effect.

Participants are encouraged to keep a diary of experiments and drawings that will provide valuable reference for their ongoing projects.

This workshop is for participants of all levels of experience.




Anne Leon

Anne Leon

Anne was born in South Africa and immigrated to Australia 40 years ago, after completing her first year at the University of Natal. Settling in Brisbane, she continued studying art at the Seven Hills College of Art, and graduated two years later with a Diploma in Fine Art, majoring in ceramics. Anne has been evolving her design and art practice ever since, and currently works primarily in textiles. The versatility of Anne’s work reflects a rich artistic career, and includes screen and block-printing, and painting and dyeing on textiles and paper. This quality has earned her numerous large commissions, from interior designers, architects and couturiers, domestic and international. Anne has recently relocated her studio from Byron Bay to Mullumbimby, northern NSW where she creates custom hand-printed and naturally dyed textiles, maintains her fine art practice, and conducts workshops throughout Australia. Check out her website


Course Requirements


  • 1 ball of poly string
  • quick-un-pick
  • Strong, polyester thread  (preferably black or dark) and needles
  • identifying buttons or beads (as things go astray in pots)
  • a SMALL collection of their own natural fabrics: silk, wool, cotton, hemp, linen etc
  • good quality, water-colour paper--if wanted
  • A4 folder with clear sleeves for notes and samples

A sample pack with a variety of fabrics will be supplied to all students which covers materials of the workshop @ $50. Payable to the tutor on the first day.

Kimono fabric & additional materials will be available for purchase from tutor.







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